Freeing the Innocent with Rob Warden

Program 51 • 29 mins


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Imagine that you have been convicted of a heinous crime that you did not commit and that you are in prison with a life sentence; your own freedom have been taken away. Then imagine that your conviction is overturned and you are set free. Listen as journalist Rob Warden, director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University, speaks of cases where he has helped to set people free. Warden reveals the drama, intrigue, and oftentimes corruption that lie behind a wrongful conviction, and the role that fat


  • What flaws in our justice system lead to innocent people getting wrongly convicted?
  • How does DNA evidence help get innocent people off of death row?
  • Why do people confess to crimes they haven’t committed?

It’s sort of a myth that we believe as a society, that it is better that a hundred guilty men go free than that one innocent man suffer. That’s nonsense. It’s really upside down.”

—Rob Warden, Director of the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University


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